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Alexander Graham Bell

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
An interactive practice challenges scholars to read an informational text then answer nine questions. The topic of the text is Alexander Graham Bell. Questions are a mix of multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank.
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Arctic Fox

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
A short informative text shares details about the Arctic Fox. Scholars read or listen to the text then answer 10 multiple-choice questions.
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Abigail Adams

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Ten multiple-choice questions follow a short informative reading about Abigail Adams. Feedback appears instantly and ends with a detailed report.
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Silk Road

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Challenge pupils to read informational text about the Silk Road. Scholars then take their newfound knowledge to answer a mix of eight fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions. Report details appear at the end.
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Sequoyah

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Test scholars' comprehension with a 10-question interactive. Learners read a short informative text about Sequoyah, a Cherokee silversmith, who invented the language Cherokee Syllabary, then answer fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice...
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Rainbows

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Test scholars' reading comprehension skills with interactive practice. Learners read a short informative text about rainbows, then answer eight multiple-choice questions. A report details their progress after the exercise is complete.
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Butterfly

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
An interactive challenges scholars to read a short informational text about butterflies then answer eight questions. A progress report appears after the last question.
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Christopher Columbus

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars use their reading comprehension skills to answer questions about a short informative text regarding Christopher Columbus. A progress report follows eight questions—multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank. 
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Buffalo

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars read or listen to an informational text about buffalos, then answer 10 questions—a progress report details participants' work. 
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American Revolution

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Test scholar's reading comprehension skills with a practice that challenges pupils to read an informational text about the Amerian Revolution then answer 10 questions. 
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Examining Where Rosa Parks Sat

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
When Rosa Parks took her seat on a public bus to protest segregation, she also took her place in history. Learners examine a clue from this story—a diagram of the bus—to see if they can figure out the pivotal role of  this...
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Examining Rosa Parks's Arrest Record

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
There aren't a lot of details on the document, but Rosa Parks's arrest is now a legendary story of the civil rights movement. Class members examine the record—with Parks's names blotted out—to see if they can tell who this document...
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The Star-Spangled Banner: Fact or Fiction?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Is the Star-Spangled Banner an actual account of a gripping battle, or is it just a catchy tune? Young scholars compare eyewitness descriptions of the War of 1812 battle that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner." They also examine images...
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Why is John Adams Standing on Thomas Jefferson's Foot?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Was it a bromance, or were they frenemies? Young historians use a controversial portrait and letters between Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and others to evaluate the relationship between the two Founding Fathers. Examining the primary...
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How Did the Public View Women’s Contributions to the Revolutionary War Effort?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Calling upon the legacies of Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I, and Catherine the Great, Esther Reed rallied Southern women to support the American Revolution. Using a broadside by Reed and other primary sources, such as poetry, young historians...
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Was the Stamp Act Fair?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Pledge your loyalty to the king and the Stamp Act or sign an oath against the tax. After simulating an in-class tax for school supplies, young historians consider the reasons for the Stamp Act and similar colonial policies. The...
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Who Burned the Peggy Stewart?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Not all Patriots were on the same page against the British before the Revolutionary War. While some wanted to use peaceful means, such as debate and petition, others used violence, such as burning ships carrying British tea. Using...
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Runaway Slaves: From the Revolution to the New Republic

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Who were the enslaved people in colonial America? Using ads from enslavers looking to recapture escaped people, young historians put faces and identities to them. Primary sources, such as wanted ads, help scholars reconstruct who these...
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Colonial Tea Parties

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Most people know of the Boston Tea Party, but it was only one of similar protests throughout the colonies. Using a case study from Maryland, learners explore primary sources, including images and newspaper accounts of similar tea...
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Pontiac's War

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Invaders are coming: fight them off or run? Native American peoples had to decide this question after British colonists went west following the French and Indian War. Using a speech from Chief Pontiac, young historians consider if they...
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Native American Gender Roles in Maryland

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Toss gender roles out the window—some societies lived in a world where women not only possessed the family wealth but also were the farmers and butchers. Many Native American societies had more gender equity than European societies....
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Comparing Urban and Rural Life in the Early 1900s

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Experience a bit of what life was like at the turn of last century with images of rural and urban life. Learners consider pictures from each environment and then compare and contrast them. Activities include discussing the differences,...
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Assimilation and the Native People of Metlakahtla, Alaska

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Fitting in to a dominant culture comes at a price—especially for native peoples. Class members consider this concept using a photo matching game of indigenous people in Alaska. Discussion questions help them consider to what extent these...
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Analyzing Photographs of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
While a catalyst for the labor movement, 146 people lost their lives in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1913. A series of photographs of the aftermath of the tragedy help young historians consider the impact of the fire. The...